Nomination: Nightingale

Lukavics, Amy. Nightingale. 2018. 344p. Harlequin Teen, $18.99 (9781335012340). Gr. 9-up.

In 1951, seventeen year old June Hardie rebels against her parents and society’s expectation of young womanhood and is committed to an institution where she discovers a dark secret.

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Nomination: Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist

Carpenter, Angelica Shirley. Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist. 2018. 284p. South Dakota Historical Society Press, $19.95 (9781941813188). Gr. 9-up.

A prominent leader in the early American women’s suffrage movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage was almost written out of history for her more radical views.

Nomination: Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. 2018. 320p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534408999). Gr. 9-up.

YA authors recount their experiences of growing up in America and having to confront issues of sexism, racism, rape culture and more.